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District Magistrate escapes Maoist attack in East Champaran

A poll party which included a district magistrate had a narrow escape when suspected Maoists triggered an IED blast in East Champaran district of Bihar.

delhi Updated: Apr 23, 2009 19:25 IST

A poll party which included a district magistrate had a narrow escape when suspected Maoists triggered an IED blast in East Champaran district of Bihar.

The IED blast was triggered in Barthua village of the district when the poll party was enroute to its booth.

"Our 153 Battalion was accompanying the party when this incident took place. Some people have got minor injuries," a CRPF official said in New Delhi.

Polling is currently underway in the state for 13 parliamentary constituencies.

In a similar incident, an executive magistrate and a polling official were injured this morning when Maoists attacked their vehicle in Giridh district of Jharkhand where elections were being held in eight Lok Sabha seats in the second phase.

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